2015

Plaster Ceiling Patching Steps

A leak from roof damage or even from an overflowing sink on the second floor can cause damage to the plaster on your ceiling. You can't simply paint over it, since either paint won't cover the damage completely or the stain will bleed through the paint. The following can help you repair the damage so your plaster looks like new again. Step 1: Remove the Damage Plaster walls have lime, which sometimes reacts with water and creates bubbles on the surface of the damaged plaster.

Three Window Improvements To Reduce Energy Loss For The Winter Months

The windows in your home may be one of the areas where you lose the most heat. This is why you may be considering different improvements to keep the energy in your home. Replacing them may be too costly, but there are many other things that can be done, such as installing window film, shutters, and treatments to help make them more energy efficient. Here are some window improvements that will help you keep the heat in your home this winter: 

Plan A Dinosaur-Themed Birthday Party For Your Young Son

If your young son is getting ready to celebrate his birthday and is interested in dinosaurs, the following activities can be offered during his birthday party in order to make it enjoyable for him and each of the guests who attend the event. Once the party is over, your child will rave about the wonderful time that he had and you will feel good because you were able to hold a celebration that was so meaningful to him.

5 Stunning Styles For A Walk-In Shower

Your shower stall is more than the place you clean up every day. In fact, a kitted out walk-in shower can serve as the centerpiece of your bathroom d├ęcor. At the very least, the shower stall should send you off every morning in style. Design a walk-in shower that complements both your bathroom and your morning routine. Glass Room Glass naturally glistens even when dry. Make the shower stall the focal point of your bathroom by transforming it into a glistening jewel.

What Are the Best Materials for a Sawtooth Roof?

Sawtooth roofs have a long history in industrial uses but have gradually become more popular in modern home designs. The name comes from the fact that alternating sections of the roof lay relatively flat or stand vertically, which creates the look of a jagged saw edge. If you are considering a potential material replacement on your sawtooth roof, here are a few types to keep in mind. Standing-Seam Metal

3 Tips For Preventing A Clogged Drip Irrigation System

Installing a drip irrigation system in your garden is a good way to conserve water. Drip irrigation systems deposit water directly onto the roots of the plants through a series of pipes and tubes. These irrigation systems also reduce the possibility of overwatering your plants. In order for the irrigation system to work consistently, it needs to be maintained. Poorly maintained systems often result in clogged water filters. As a result,  if your drip irrigation system becomes clogged there are a few tips that you can use to unclog it and get your system up and running.

3 Signs You Have Water Damage Behind Your Walls

Signs of water damage are not always obvious. Often times, water damage is caused by hidden forces, such as a leaking pipe or a small leak on your roof. Bursting pipes, huge holes in your roof, or even floods are not always the cause of water damage. Here are a few subtle signs your house may be giving you that you have water damage lurking in areas and places that you just can't see.

How to Do a Pre-Winter Inspection of the Propane Fuel System for Heating Your Home

The heating season is about to begin again in a few short weeks. For those who rely on propane gas for their winter heating fuel, this is also the time to inspect, fix, or replace parts in the propane system to make sure everything is in proper working odor before you receive your first shipment of propane gas for the winter. If you are new to using propane tanks, here is how to inspect your propane system to make sure everything is in working order.

Four Ways To Make Recycling Systems For Your Business Practical And Efficient

Today, recycling is not just something that can help reduce the carbon footprint of your business. It is also a way for you to turn the waste from your business into cash resources. This is why most modern businesses have recycling policies to deal with the recyclable waste. You can also improve the recycling for your business with space saving designs and recycling containers that include systems for compaction. Here are some of the improvements that you may want to consider to make your business recycling practical and efficient:

Effectively Filtrering Naturally Occurring Arsenic In Residential Well Water

If your contractor has finished drilling your new home's water well, and you have discovered that the water is contaminated with naturally occurring arsenic, then it's imperative for you to properly filter the water before your household uses it. A high concentration of arsenic is a serious health threat for both your family and your pets. Thankfully, there are two excellent options you can use to remove the arsenic: a whole-house arsenic removal filter individual water tap filters Here is some information about groundwater arsenic and effectively removing it from your home's well water: